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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Gabbro \Gab"bro\, n. [It.] (Geol.)
     A name originally given by the Italians to a kind of
     serpentine, later to the rock called {euphotide}, and now
     generally used for a coarsely crystalline, igneous rock
     consisting of lamellar pyroxene (diallage) and labradorite,
     with sometimes chrysolite (olivine gabbro).


     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Euphotide \Eu"pho*tide\, n. [Gr. e'y^ well + ?, ?, light. So
     called because of its pleasing combination of white and
     green.] (Min.)
     A rock occurring in the Alps, consisting of saussurite and
     smaragdite; -- sometimes called {gabbro}.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  gabbro
       n : one of a family of granular intrusive rocks

















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